It’s no secret that electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular, but recent evidence proves that there are still major hurdles to overcome if this is going to be the way of the future.
A recent incident in Burbank, California gave us a glimpse into just how far we have to go with these vehicles. A video on TikTok showed an absurdly long line of drivers, all looking to get some power for their cars. It was like something out of a horror movie, or out of an Eagles game when rabid fandom swarms the tickets. It was clear from this chaos that the infrastructure just isn’t there yet for electric vehicles to become the norm.
“Can we just stop the electric vehicle nonsense already?” said one commentator.
It’s easy to see why. If you think the traffic in a big metropolitan area like Miami is bad now, think about how much worse it would be if every car needed to stop and charge. The lines would be even longer, the traffic much thicker, and even more frustrating. In the heat of a Florida summer, having your car die while you’re stranded in this type of line could be an even worse outcome.
What’s worse is that it might all be for naught anyway. Why force electric vehicles on an American public that has already been tasked with so much change? We are more than capable of driving traditional cars, and if we set up charging stations where they are already needed, there would be no reason to make this type of push.
Electric vehicles may be the wave of the future, but we should still be able to keep our traditional cars while the infrastructure expands to compensate for the extra load. We should be able to choose the type of car that best suits our needs and not be forced to make a sudden switch. Until the technology improves and the lines diminish, electric vehicles are nothing more than a nuisance.